I want to create a network for Migrant Domestic Workers that will help keep us safe, protect our rights and to be able to provide immediate assistance when needed.
My name is Sahara Mamatas, I am 29 years old, and I was born in the Philippines. Poverty and living in a remote area didn't stop me from dreaming and exploring the world. In fact, it became my inspiration. I finished my studying through the help of a Government scholarship for the indigenous people, as I believed knowledge is power. Since 2015 I have tried my luck abroad and worked as a domestic worker to help my family. I never stop dreaming but life as a migrant here in the UK is never easy which makes it almost impossible for me to move freely.
I work hard in order for me to survive in the everyday battle of my life. Now I am an active member of The Voice of Domestic Workers, I have the opportunity to get my voice out and participate in the campaign. Being in the Future Voices will help upgrade my skills and develop my other ability so I could be an effective advocate for the rights of Migrant Domestic Workers.
Never underestimate the humbleness of a woman, because once our pride awakens, we will shake you!